[chirp_users] Problems Connecting Baofeng UV-5R to Software

Marty Hartwell mhartwe at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 05:15:27 PDT 2013


Hi

THere have some issues with the physical connection on some cables. They 
have
to be pushed in real hard. You could try this.

Marty kd8bj
On 09/03/2013 01:57 AM, Jim Kennedy wrote:
> I'm running Chirp on OS 10.8.4, trying to program a bunch of radios (Baofeng UV-5R) for our Civil Defense volunteer CERT communicator groups.
>
> I am aware that there are some issues with certain cables.  So far, I purchased two cables (from different vendors), most recently Wouxum-US.
>
> In all cases, I am unable to connect to any of the radios using CHIRP (Mac) or the Windows (XP) with the Baofeng code.
>
> I've used the drivers with both that came from the Wouxum site.
>
> In both Mac and Windows, the software comes up and presents itself.  When I attempt to read the radio, after a pause, I get a failed to connect message.
>
> Can you give me direction as to how best to fix this?
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